Taken by Desire by Valerie Twombly

Title: Taken by Desire

Series: Demonic Desires, Book 1

Author: Valerie Twombly

Release Date: May 18, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Greydon has two important missions: Find his brothers and rescue his people. His duty becomes

complicated when he’s forced to beg a human to save his life.

Aimee Jarvis always considered her bookstore a detour to bigger things. Little did she realize her next

stop would be the intriguing world of a demon prince. Yet, she finds the dangerous Greydon alluring.

While their attraction continues to burn, they both deny what their hearts already know. It will take the

mystery of an ancient civilization and a shocking discovery for them to admit their desire.


Greydon and Fang checked the perimeter of the compound to be sure there was no trouble. Greydon

didn’t trust Zolar, even if it was impossible for the god to enter. It would only be a matter of time before

the god succeeded in finding a way in.

“So, how do you feel knowing that Aimee is part demon?” Fang asked.

Greydon shrugged. “How am I supposed to feel?”

The demon protector snorted. “You have the fucking hots for her. Why won’t you simply admit it?”

Greydon stopped outside the front door to the palace. “Just like you to speak what’s on your mind.”

“Will you deny it?” Fang raised a brow.

Greydon laughed. “No, I guess I’m not.”

“Well that’s good because her scent is all over you. So, what are you going to do about it, or have you


“I don’t know.” He opened the door, crossed the threshold with Fang on his heels and immediately

sensed Aimee’s restlessness. He was driven to find her. “Fang, I have something I need to do.”

“Of course you do.” The demon walked in the other direction, laughing to himself.

“I’m glad he finds this humorous,” Greydon mumbled under his breath as he followed both Aimee’s

scent and the pull his tie had to her.

Seconds later, he found himself standing in the doorway of the expansive library, staring at her as she

stood in front of the fire. The black yoga pants formed to every inch of her lean body and the pink tee

allowed her midriff to peek out.

“You look far away.”

She jerked and spun to face him. “I didn’t hear you. I wasn’t tired so thought I’d come in here.”

He walked into the room and made himself comfortable on the couch in front of the fireplace.

“Something bothering you?”

She rubbed her arms as if cold, but he knew better. She was anxious about something. He could smell it.

“I’ve been thinking. I want to help you, but I’m not sure how. Maybe you can guide me in the right


He cocked his head and stared at her, then patted the seat next to him. “Come sit and we can discuss


She plopped down beside him and stared straight into his eyes. “I want to get one thing straight. I know

you think that your attraction to me is from the blood bond, and maybe it is. However, I’m attracted to

you as well and I have no bond to blame. I liked the kiss, and well, I hope you’re not discouraged from

doing it again.”

At a loss for words, he figured the best place to start was with her request to help. “Okay, let’s deal with

one thing at a time. I think you might be a big help in deciphering our society. We’re taught when we are

very small about this world and what happened here. However, there are many gaps. You studied

ancient languages and have a love for old books.”

She nodded. “I think I know where you might be going with this. You want me to do some digging

around here to see what I can learn?”

“Would you mind?” he asked, watching her eyes light up and a big smile spread across her lips. He

realized he liked seeing her happy.

“Absolutely! I would be honored. I have to admit, it would also give me a chance to learn more about my

supposed heritage.”

“I guess you probably have a lot of questions. I know I sure as hell do. In the morning, Fang and I plan to

go back to the compound where you were held, and see if we can locate the others.”

Aimee stared off into the flames. “I’m sure by now they know I’m gone.” Her pleading gaze came back to

meet his. “You have to save the other humans there too. God only knows what they’ve done to them.”

The need to provide comfort coursed through him so he brushed his thumb down her cheek, desiring

the intimate contact. “I’ll do my best, but you have to understand. My people, and especially my

brothers, come first. After that I will not hesitate to save who I can.”

“Of course I understand, and I wouldn’t expect any less.” She leaned into his palm and desire darkened

her hazel eyes.

He couldn’t stand it anymore, so he leaned in and brushed his lips across hers. He wanted more, and

even though she’d admitted being attracted to him, he still held back. However, it took him by surprise

when she placed her palms on his chest and pushed him back into the couch. Her lips never broke

contact with his and when he could go no further, she wrapped her arms around his neck. Her tongue

pressed and he opened, allowing her to sweep in and taste him. She positioned herself between his

spread legs and the next thing he knew, she was grinding against his swollen erection.

She laced her fingers in his hair as her tongue continued to plunder his mouth. Never before had he

given control to a woman. He wondered why, since he was loving every second of it.

He slid his hands down her back and cupped her ass, digging his fingers into the firm flesh. She moaned

into their kiss and pressed harder against him. Heat radiated between her thighs and caused his shaft to

ache. He needed both his cock and his fangs buried deep inside her, but damn he had to stop this and


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About the Author

Valerie Twombly pic

As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark

Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying. “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but

that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She

would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her

first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy

creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a

full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of

Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.

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Wine & Whiskey by Nikki Belaire

I”m so excited to share this new author with you.  Check out the cover to Nikki Belaire”s debut novel.

Now let”s meet the two main players in the story.

Nick DeMarco

A wealthy financier with alleged ties to

organized crime. He”s arrogant,

stubborn, and obsessed with the quiet,

gentle woman who may not be as delicate

as she seems.


Shae Armstrong

A sheltered pop star living a life created

by others. She”s bold on stage, yet

guarded when the lights fade.


No longer controlled by her mother, manager, or former fiancé, pop star Shae

Armstrong steps out on her own and into the path of Nick DeMarco, a wealthy

investor with alleged ties to organized crime and real childhood scars to overcome. She

wants to take it slow. He needs her now, in his life and in his bed.

Nick’s enemies threaten her career, her friendships, even her sanity, but not her heart –

the one thing Nick holds precious. He proves his love is real, and she stops running.

Until everything around them falls apart, including him. He swore he would never

hurt her. Instead, he almost destroys them both.

Buoyed by her new-found confidence and strength his love instills in her, Shae makes a

dangerous choice, sacrificing her happiness for his, just like he always does for her.

Unable to let her break the connection between them, Nick accepts the trust she places

in him, the depth of her love giving him the courage to try again.

Now that she’s found her own voice and helped him see who he really is, can Shae

survive the challenges of living in Nick’s world?

About the Author
Nikki Belaire Biography

Nikki writes contemporary romantic thrillers and admits to a weakness for alpha males

and bad boys, especially ones who can’t live without the strong women they love. She

spends more time in her characters’ lives than her own. But, when she’s in the real

world, her passions include reading, wine appreciating, running, and spending time

with her husband and daughter.

The first book of Nikki’s Surviving Absolution series is Wine & Whiskey, which

launched through Secret Cravings Publishing. Heat level: three flames

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Excerpt 2 (Adult)

Pinkness tints her cheeks as she tilts her head, tucking a strand of hair behind

her ear. Her sudden shyness intoxicates him, a heady combination of adorable and

sexy, making her pleasure his only goal. He slips his hands under her negligee,

lifting it off and tossing it aside. The pressure in his groin almost erupts at

her pink nipples straining taut against his chest.

Keeping him from taking one in his mouth, she slides her delicate hands under

his chin, studying his face, scanning his features as if searching for something

beyond the surface. He freezes under her gaze. She delves deeper than any other

woman, almost farther than he can endure, fearful she’ll pierce the mask hiding

the real him. And, despise what she finds underneath. His voice chokes in his

throat. “What?”

A soft smile graces her angelic face. “Has anyone ever told you how wonderful

you are?”

No. Because no one’s ever thought it but her.

Her mouth finds his. Chaste kisses, smiling against his lips. “And romantic.”

Pressing softly, barely touching. “Thoughtful.” Driving him to the edge as he

resists every urge to devour her. “Sexy.”

Just when he can’t hold back any longer, she thrusts her tongue inside, making

him moan as his fingers slide across her cheeks online casino and into her hair, absorbing all

of her sweet essence. Fighting to control his desire, he breaks away, dipping

his head and flicking his tongue against the hardened nub, keeping her in place

as her back arches. She drives her hands through his hair, wrapping her fingers

around the burgeoning curls on his neck he hates, her breathy whisper like

fireworks against his skin. “These are perfect to hold on to when you make love

to me.”

Okay, maybe they aren’t so bad. She lifts up from straddling him as he grasps

the waistband of her panties. Her fingertips burn his skin in their urgency to

help him push them down. In her raised position, he teases her wet core,

stroking the soft folds before plunging a finger inside. She gasps, her legs

trembling, and begins to lower herself back down. Wrapping his arm around her

waist, he holds her up as she rests her head on his shoulder. His body flames

with need at her lips on his ear. “Your fingers are magic.”

“That’s not my only trick.”

As she whispers his name, her hands move to his pants, unbuttoning and unzipping

them as he lifts up to free himself from the fabric separating them. He reaches

into his pocket and pulls out a foil packet before kicking his pants all the way

off. Her eyes never waver from his as he guides her hips over his throbbing tip.

She slides down his length, her lips parting in a sharp gasp, her small fist

wrapping around his shirt. Pain grips his chest at her hesitation. “Are you


A slow smile curls her lips as she nods. “I’ve never been on top. You’re a lot

to take in at once.”

“I don’t want to hurt you.”

“I’m fine.”

Coiling her arms around his neck, she slowly raises and lowers her body, letting

him stretch and fill her, building tension in him begging to be released. Silky

perfection moving under his fingertips. All he can see is her. Nothing else

exists. No barriers between them. Only her sweetness surrounding him, flowing

over him like the purest honey. “Do you know how much I love you?”

She nods, her eyes heavy with desire, locking with his. God, she’s so beautiful.

“How right this is?”

Her head dips again, her gaze boring into his, humbling him with the enormity of

her love.

“How I”m never letting you go?”

Her pace quickens at his words. Their bodies’ slick with sweat, skin sliding

against skin as she accepts him completely. He grasps her hips, grinding into

her while helping her ride him faster and deeper. The rhythm of his hard thrusts

matches her racing heart against his chest, her muscles pulsing and tightening

around him. “Nick, I…”

He can’t hold back, and he’s taking her with him. “Tell me, sweetness.”


Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake

Demons – Imagine Dragons

The Heart Wants What it Wants – Selena Gomez

Say Something – Great Big World

Stay – Rihanna

I Could Not Ask for More – Edwin McCain

Let Her Go – Passenger

Adore You – Miley Cyrus

Clarity – Zedd

Here Without You – Three Doors Down

Far Away – Nickelback

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I’m so excited to finally share Blind Love with you!!



Title: Blind Love

Author: Kishan paul

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

She doesn’t need a hero. But a sexy Marine…that’ll work.

Though Lauren Baxter’s world is a blurry mess of colors, she has no tolerance for pity. With the help of her guide dog, Jack Sparrow, she’s built a good life for herself. She has everything she wants: her PhD, a thriving counseling practice and her independence.

When she meets her new neighbor, the man’s warm Texas accent and clean male scent weaken her knees. Her attraction to the former Marine is mutual and, unfortunately, a complication she doesn’t need.

Gabriel Briggs carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He has his reasons for indulging only in short-term flings, but the feisty, green-eyed Lauren makes him want to forget every one.

In a rare moment of fragility, Lauren winds up in Gabe’s arms. One night together can’t break their self-imposed rules, right? But when a woman from Gabe’s past is murdered, the reasons he should have stayed away become painfully clear, threatening innocent lives he may not be able to save—especially Lauren’s.

Product Warnings
Contains a blind therapist who doesn’t consider herself impaired; a meddling, erotic-novel-writing best friend; a hot ex-Marine with a shady past; and a loyal guide dog that howls “I love you” and is probably the sanest one of the bunch.

Available for pre-order May 3, 2015:

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About the Author:

From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the
day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul’s brain is always in the “on”
position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would have
graduated with honors.

Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend
for over seventeen years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she
balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without
sinking into insanity.

Her novella, Taking the Plunge, is currently available in the Love Least
Expected Anthology on Amazon.

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Not Your Hero Release Day Blitz

Title: Not Your Hero
Author: Anna Brooks
Release Date: April 18, 2015
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Sam Monroe is cynical and trusts no one. He lives his life just the way he likes it – no promises and no regrets. All he wants is a willing woman a couple times a week to give him a few moments where there are no painful memories. 

Courtney Gallagher is a single mom doing her best at raising her young son. She longs to feel wanted again, to receive the touch of a loving man. Even though her heart is fragile, she has hope there’s someone out there for her and her son.

Courtney rents a place from Sam, and their relationship becomes complicated. Sam is willing to let her in his bed, but not his heart. Courtney feels a pull towards Sam, but learns that trust is definitely something to be earned.

Can she forgive his mistakes? Does he want to be forgiven?


“Is it really gonna be like this?”
“Like what?”
I sit in my chair, back to him, and start twirling pasta. His arms cage me in from behind and his stubble tickles my cheek. “You acting pissed at me. I told you. I fucking told you that I can’t do more. I told you to make me leave, but you didn’t.”
He runs his nose behind my ear, and I clench the arms of the chair, forcing myself to stay still. I don’t want him to see how affected I am. “But you didn’t. So we fucked, Courtney. And we could do it again. In fact, I jack off thinking about doing it again. You know where I live if you want a repeat.”

Anna has always had a passion for writing, and is thrilled to have published her first novel. Along with several other projects, she is currently working on the next book in the It’s Kind Of Personal series. Born in Wisconsin, she’s lived in several Midwestern states. Anna enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.
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